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First Amendment Lawsuit Filed Over Terrorism Lesson At Scottsdale Community College
The Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a federal lawsuit against the Maricopa County Community College District and a professor.
Jun. 4, 2020
ProPublica: Ex-White House Official Cashed In On Masks
The coronavirus pandemic created massive supply challenges in our country — as well as massive opportunity for some. The federal government loosened many federal procurement rules as agencies rushed to respond to the crisis, and ProPublica reporters Yeganeh Torbati and Derek Willis began watching out for those who took advantage.
Jun. 4, 2020
San Carlos Apache College Celebrates Its First Ever Graduating Class
About three years ago, the San Carlos Apache College located east of Phoenix began working on its mission to educate its tribe and preserve the Apache language and culture. On Friday, it's celebrating its first ever graduating class in a virtual ceremony.
Jun. 4, 2020
For Fishermen Near Vaquita Habitat, Government Assistance Falls Short
The Mexican government is distributing financial assistance to fishermen living on the coasts of the Sea of Cortez. But in areas where fishing has been banned to protect the critically endangered vaqutia marina porpoise, fishermen say the small payment falls far short of the community’s needs.
Jun. 3, 2020
Navajo Nation Stymied By Coronavirus Aid Restrictions
The Navajo Nation has the highest coronavirus infection rate per capita in the country. Congress passed an aid package that means $600 million in relief funds for the tribe. But what the law requires isn’t necessarily what the Navajo people need.
Navajo Nation Lifts Weekend Curfew
Jun. 3, 2020
Private Industry Help Sought To Stop Wall Breaches
The Border Patrol has a problem: It’s built about 200 miles of new border wall along the Mexican boundary but it hasn’t figured out how to keep people from breaching it. So it’s asking for help.
Jun. 3, 2020
Navajo Nation Lifts Weekend Curfew
The Navajo president announced Wednesday that it will be lifting the weekend curfews put in place two months ago to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Jun. 3, 2020
USCIS Field Office In Phoenix Set For Limited Reopening Thursday
The Phoenix field office for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is on track for a limited reopening Thursday, but coronavirus safety means waiting at least a couple more weeks to completely restart.
Jun. 3, 2020
COVID-19 Health Disparities At Heart Of 2020 Elections For Some Voters
New voters headed to the polls this election year will have to consider a shifting political landscape not experienced in the U.S. in generations. For young Latino voters like Adela Diaz, the coronavirus pandemic brought her biggest political concerns to the forefront for the entire country to consider.
Jun. 2, 2020
ICE Frees Puente Member Arrested By Phoenix Police
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a high-ranking member of a local activist group who was arrested by Phoenix police over the weekend, but the government may still try to deport her.
Jun. 1, 2020
As COVID-19 Cases Mount, Thousands Of Sonorans Return To Work
Tens of thousands of Sonorans are heading back to work this week, after a gradual reopening for some industries started Monday. Some state officials are worried the reopening could worsen the state's outbreak.
Jun. 1, 2020
Thousands Rally In Mexico From Their Cars Against Their President
While protests continued throughout the United States last weekend after the death of George Floyd, thousands of people in Mexico rallied against their president — riding their vehicles.
Jun. 1, 2020
Sonoran Health Officials Will Implement New COVID-19 ‘Risk Index’
Officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are using a new metric to determine the level of risk within the state during the coronavirus outbreak. They warn if hospitals fill up and the number of cases rise, Sonorans could see more restrictions on movement.
Jun. 1, 2020
Navajo Gaming Prepares To Reopen Casinos
As the Navajo Nation announces it has reached its peak in the number of COVID-19 positive patients, Navajo Gaming is preparing its casinos to reopen.
Jun. 1, 2020
Border Patrol Contracting For Mobile Blimp Surveillance Systems
The Trump Administration’s biggest border project has undoubtedly been the building of hundreds of miles of new border wall. But its chief border security agency, the Border Patrol, is also quietly looking into new, smaller technologies.
May. 31, 2020
Mexican President Prepares Tour While Pandemic Spreads
Mexico’s cases of coronavirus and deaths related to it are still increasing by hundreds. But the president decided to start touring around the country again on June 1, mainly to supervise and inaugurate state projects.
May. 29, 2020
On New COVID-19 Scale, Nearly All Of Mexico Is Red — Including Sonora
Only essential businesses will be allowed to operate starting June 1. 'Essential' was recently expanded to include the mining, construction and transportation manufacturing sectors.
May. 29, 2020
Rocky Point Residents Allowed To Re-Enter City
In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, the popular beach town Rocky Point implemented a three-phase reopening plan last week. Now, residents who had been barred from entering the city while it was on lockdown are being allowed back as the city prepares to welcome visitors in June.
May. 29, 2020
Masks Sent To The Navajo Nation May Be Useless
The Arizona Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus released a statement on Thursday saying they were deeply disturbed that nearly 250,000 breathing masks delivered to the Navajo Nation may not be suitable for medical use. The caucus said another 130,000 may also be ineffective.
May. 28, 2020
Sonoran Governor Concerned About Looming Reopening
Cases are expected to peak in late May or early June, just as some businesses start reopening.
May. 28, 2020

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